Title: Constrained project scheduling problem: a survey of recent investigations

Authors: Mohamed Abdel-Basset; Asmaa Atef; Abd El-Nasser H. Zaied

Addresses: Department of Operations Research, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, El-Zera Square, Zagazig, Sharqiyah 44519, Egypt ' Department of Operations Research, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, El-Zera Square, Zagazig, Sharqiyah 44519, Egypt ' Department of Operations Research, Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, El-Zera Square, Zagazig, Sharqiyah 44519, Egypt

Abstract: Scheduling projects are very important topic in project management science. Constrained resources project scheduling problem CRPSP is a problem of the purpose of allocating the available resources to specific tasks or activities for achieving specific objectives or purposes such as minimising the makespan or time of the projects, minimising the execution cost of the project, or any other specific objective or more than one objective at the same time (multi-objectives resource constrained project scheduling problems). This paper introduces a survey for procedure scenarios, techniques, and models that are considered the main context history of CRPSP and multi-mode constrained resource project scheduling problems MMCRPSP. It aims to exhibits, highlights, and update the recent CRPSP surveys. The current state of art for recent researches is evaluated and the potential research directions and orientations are pointed. Also a new framework is proposed for the researchers of interest for this domain of research.

Keywords: constrained resources project scheduling problem; multi-mode constrained resource projects; exact methods; heuristic methods; meta-heuristic methods.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2020.108837

International Journal of Operational Research, 2020 Vol.39 No.1, pp.116 - 143

Received: 17 Oct 2017
Accepted: 29 Dec 2017

Published online: 28 Apr 2020 *

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